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, but the biggest boat in the d.c. fire department's three-boat rescue neat isn't what it used to be -- rescue fleet isn't what it used to be. >> when it's running properly, it breaks up the ice and keeps the river open. >> reporter: lots of people are questioning whether john glenn is up to the job given the new threats to homeland security. d.c. fire officials confirmed the communication system is broken. the boat's radio cannot transit an automated distress call. >> part of the communication system doesn't work. they're using a much older system to communicate with one another. >> reporter: the coastguard documentation for the glenn has expired and that has the fire chief especially upset. >> it appears that the certification for the boat that should have been applied for back in august, the date was missed. >> reporter: built in 1962 this was already a used boat when the fire department got it. right now they estimate the cost of repairs about $700,000. where is that funding? >> we're still looking for it. >> reporter: it was nearly four years ago whena gust of wind helped push the spirit of
to have you with us. now, when you get behind some of the nice rhetoric that has opened up the political season after the election, at i saw, and maybe you can correct me here, two sides still pretty much where they were about this time last year. where is the give that's going to actually make a deal happen? >> well, you're right. i think there was a very constructive tone. everybody said the right thing, meaning they said they wanted to get an agreement. but there's still a lot that separates the proposals on both sides. so the next 45 days is going to require not so much finding common ground, because there's not a lot, but having a compromise, being willing to hammer out a compromise. >> being willing to surrender something. let me get personal. which one of your issues are you willing to let go of to let this thing happen? >> well, i've been willing to look at cuts to different programs. for example, we cut a trillion dollars as part of the budget control act a year ago. that was 100% cut. so we've already provided actually quite a few concessions. but i'm also willing to look at ot
is underfunding us now. so to take anything from that would not be good. >> so in addition to the school budgets that would be affected we're talking about massive layoffs that would lead to vacant buildings and a reduction in commercial tax revenue, a large source of funding for local governments, more reasons than we need to avoid this fiscal cliff. >>> following mitt romney's sound defeat top republican officials take stock of what went wrong. members of the gop tell the washington post they plan a series of polls and focus groups to find new ways to appeal to more voters. could it lead to more cooperation with the white house? we put that question to former house speaker newt gingrich. >> i do think the problems we face are so large that it's irresponsible for the two governing parties to just start out by saying let's have four years of gridlock. they should at least try to find is there a common ground which is compatible with the values of both republicans and democrats that at least moves the ball forward 50% even if neither side gets 100% of what they want. >> newt gingrich and his wife
there to choose between two popular former governors. to represent the commonwealth in the u.s. senate. and we have seen plenty of lines as people are in the case. two statewide referendums and all their local races. our peggy fox started her day in prince william. she has live from richmond. peggy? >> reporter: well, the mood here is very optimistic. we just had an update from the tim kaine campaign and they are saying that we could see voter turnout levels higher than the '08 levels. we don't know how that's going to go, however, they're saying that they are seeing an electorate that looks like that '08 level. we also know this has been the most expensive senate race in history. we'll see how that plays out. take a look at what one of the stations looked like today in prince william county. beautiful if you don't mind standing in line. >> because it's good everybody is coming out doing their duty. >> reporter: many voting stations like the springwoods precinct in woodbridge -- >> it's exciting. >> reporter: saw jammed parking lots and up to two hour waits. >> i think it's encouraging, i like
accounts. >> the insurance companies can no longer use the preexisting condition club to be we're going to happened it rate back to them if we repeal the affordable care act. >> reporter: this year virginia's legislature approved strict regulations on abortion clinics. >> it's an attempt to end run roe v. wade but government shouldn't be in the business of making women's healthcare and moral decisions for them. >> i think medical services to women, there should be safety and cleanliness in those, so that's up to the states. >> reporter: since the virginia tech shootings gun laws have not changed despite efforts by victims and families. here's the mother of a wounded student trying to unsuccessfully convince george allen to get rid of the gun show loophole. that allows private sales with no background checks. >> as far as private sales, no, i'm not for it. >> certainly background record checks at gun shows and i'm very open to the notion that these high-capacity magazines in weapons that are just meant to harm people, that, you know, we ought to be looking at those. >> no, i'm not one wh
, some voters tell us they've received a second copy in the mail. that's because of a few reports that the ballots were initially sent out missing the page that covered questions 4 through 7. we contacted the board of elections today and learned if you do receive two ballots and send both back, your second set is the one that will be counted. >> supporters of maryland's question 4 held a rally on montgomery college's tacoma park today. if it passes, undocumented immigrants would be allowed to pay instate tuition at local community colleges. >> polls open tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. they will be open there and in the district until 8:00 p.m. in virginia the polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. you can learn more about all the candidates and the ballot questions at wusa9.com. click on campaign 201. -- 2012. more than a dozen cases of car fires in the last few weeks. >> believed the serial arsonists are responsible for destroying 16 cars. but it was an incident here that they are most interested in. >> that's because they were caught on tape. watch as someone lights a small fi
still have time to help us help those hit hardest by sandy. just log onto our facebook and like our page. we are donating $1 to the american red cross for every like we get. >>> one day after the election president barack obama called lawmakers from both parties to talk about looking ahead at the rest of the year. the commander in chief landed at joint base andrews two minutes ago and reportedly told senate and house leaders today he's committed to finding bipartisan solutions to reduce the deficit, cut taxes for middle class families and create new jobs. >>> in maryland a lot of questions tonight about what's next after a slew of ballot questions passed. the passage of question seven clears the way for table games and a sixth casino in prince george's county. today the maryland lottery gaming and control commission said rules for table games could be in place by year end and the casinos could start adding those early next year, but that casino in prince george's county probably won't be a reality until 2016. then there's the issue of same sex marriage. >> it feels like a really large em
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